Micky Hazard confident Trippier and Wimmer will be successful at Tottenham

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Micky Hazard has commented on two transfers made by the club since the end of last season.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Micky Hazard told talkSPORT that he’s confident Kieran Trippier and Kevin Wimmer will both be successful under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino.

Both players have arrived as part of the process to revitalise the Tottenham squad ahead of next season and Hazard feels there are benefits with both players coming in and offering different options.

“Trippier certainly fits in with the way that Poch likes his full-backs to play and get in behind,” he told talkSPORT.

“I don’t know too much about Wimmer, he’s been in the Bundesliga with Koln so he’s obviously a good player – I’m certain that they’ll fit in with the style of play that he likes to preach.”

Pressure on Trippier

There are going to quickly be a couple of different forms of pressure over Trippier as he settles into life at White Hart Lane.

Firstly, he’s got to try and find a way of getting himself ahead of Kyle Walker, who will likely start the season as the primary right-back in terms of status.

Walker is a very experienced player and it will be tough for Trippier to dislodge him whenever he’s available.

Secondly, Trippier will be under pressure to play along the lines of Pochettino’s philosophy but he showed at Burnley that he’s certainly not afraid of getting forward and providing some extra width.

Challenge facing Wimmer

The main challenge facing Kevin Wimmer is how he presents himself as the best player to be in the Tottenham back four alongside Jan Vertonghen.

Pochettino already has a very good young player in central defence in the form of Eric Dier and Wimmer needs to try and show why he’s a better long term proposition for the club.

He can start by training well and then taking his chances with impressive performances whenever the boss uses him.

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